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Director:
Writers:
Jeremy Chilnick (written by) &
Morgan Spurlock (written by)
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Release Date:
24 August 2011 (Iceland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
He's not selling out, he's buying in.
Plot:
A documentary about branding, advertising and product placement that is financed and made possible by brands, advertising and product placement. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
I'll buy in See more (43 total) »

Cast

 

J.J. Abrams ... Himself

Peter Berg ... Himself
Paul Brennan ... Himself

Noam Chomsky ... Himself

Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself
Rick Kurnit ... Himself
Mark Crispin Miller ... Himself

Ralph Nader ... Himself

Brett Ratner ... Himself

L.A. Reid ... Himself (as Antonio Reid)

Morgan Spurlock ... Himself

Quentin Tarantino ... Himself

Donald Trump ... Himself

John Wells ... Himself

Directed by
Morgan Spurlock 
 
Writing credits
Jeremy Chilnick (written by) &
Morgan Spurlock (written by)

Produced by
Keith Calder .... producer
Jeremy Chilnick .... producer
Elyssa Hess .... associate producer
Eliza Hindmarch .... consulting producer
Abbie Hurewitz .... producer
Erika Knowles .... associate producer
Jonathan McHugh .... co-producer
Morgan Spurlock .... executive producer
Morgan Spurlock .... producer
Sebastian Weinberg .... associate producer
Jessica Wu .... producer
 
Original Music by
Jon Spurney 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Marracino 
 
Film Editing by
Tom Vogt 
 
Production Management
Michelle Blumenschine .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Cole Chamberlain .... boom operator
Abe Dolinger .... boom operator
Rusty Dunn .... sound effects editor
Tim Dutton .... sound mixer
Brian Fish .... sound mixer
Ethan Goldberger .... sound mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... sound re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Paul Graff .... sound mixer
Dan Korintus .... dialogue editor
Roy Marasigan .... boom operator
Lucas C. Plouviez .... sound mixer
Chris Ripper .... sound mixer
Tom Ryan .... adr recordist
Tom Ryan .... assistant sound editor
George E. Simpson Jr. .... sound mixer
Wen Hsuan Tseng .... apprentice sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Leslie Chung .... digital compositor
Lewis Kofsky .... visual effects producer
Jess Mireau .... motion graphics artist
Thomas Panayiotou .... visual effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tiffany Armour-Tejada .... digital imaging technician utility
Dave Ellis .... Steadicam operator
Billy Green .... additional steadicam operator
James King .... assistant camera
James King .... electrician
Jermaine Love .... camera operator
Alexander Perlman .... additional camera operator
Gabe Kolodny .... digital imaging technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Patrick Hosmer .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Jason Battle .... editing intern
Brian Boyd .... colorist
Marrian Cho .... additional editor
Brian Nils Johnson .... assistant editor
Brian Reali .... digital intermediate producer
 
Music Department
Jonathan McHugh .... music supervisor
Jonathan Zalben .... associate music supervisor
 
Other crew
Lincoln Bandlow .... legal
Max D. Baumgarten .... researcher
Lisa Clark .... production assistant: DC segments
Elissa Cohn .... production assistant
Matt Cross .... location scout
Kaitlin Cunniff .... assistant to Jeremy Chilnick
Colleen Goodhue .... production assistant
Jennifer Jones .... assistant to Morgan Spurlock
Jeremy Kaufman .... researcher
David Magdael .... publicist
Emmanuel Moran .... production secretary
Justin Oberman .... production assistant
Kira Randolph .... assistant to Morgan Spurlock
Ricki Reisner .... production assistant
Jennalee Rhodes .... production assistant
Sara Schweizer .... production secretary
Karen Segall .... production legal
Jack Tarlton .... production assistant
Alex Tepper .... production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some language and sexual material
Runtime:
90 min
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Certification:
Ireland:12A | Singapore:PG13 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46706)

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Trivia:
The city of Altoona, Pennsylvania was paid to change its name to Pom Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, PA for 90 days. The money went to the city's Police Department budget. The connection to the movie and the city is from a local convenience store chain (Sheetz) from Altoona appears in the movie as one of Spurlock's sponsors for the film.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Pulp Fiction (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
I'll buy in, 25 August 2011
Author: gizmomogwai from Canada

Futurama had an episode that submitted in the year 3000 advertisers will be able to send signals in the air that put commercials into people's dreams. Funny that Ralph Nader mentions sleep as the last place you can go to escape ads. In today's world, they're pervasive. It's a good topic for an amusing and entertaining filmmaker (Morgan Spurlock, who previously had success with his anti-fast food pic Super Size Me). Much as with Super Size Me, Spurlock pulls a stunt; this documentary is funded by product placement.

There are certain limitations inherent in such a project. Make a film against product placement, and the worst offenders will not want to help it. In the end he mostly finds businesses I've never heard of (Ban, Sheetz). So we don't see how the bigger corporations go about product placement. That said, we see a bit of how it works, as Spurlock's sponsors send him contracts making various demands.

At times it seems this movie is more about itself than product placement generally, but we do have some good discussions spread throughout the film. It is true blatant advertising is insulting, yet the film poses the question of whether subtle advertising is more dangerous. The presentation is funny, including with the Mane 'n Tail material. (Why didn't that company pay for the publicity? They even got a Wikipedia page because of this movie). The film has some good music and I can testify that it looks great on Blu-ray. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold may not be the greatest documentary, but it's worth a look.

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